/ Monday, November 10, 2014
How to Love Every Inch of You!
HAPPY MONDAY LOVES!
First of all, can I just let you know that I LOVE flare leg, bell bottom, and wide leg denim. More than skinny jeans, more than leggings, more than any other type of bottoms. Alright, back on topic...
So, last week I wrote a post with eight suggestions on how to develop confidence in your own personal style. Today, I want to touch on something more important: personal acceptance of your physical appearance and loving every inch of you.
Nowadays, a lot of people, mostly women, are too focused on having the perfect body; the perfect face, the perfect hair, the perfect butt, the perfect boobs... it's so over whelming! The crazy thing is that there are so many different opinions on what's considered the "perfect body". One's vision of physical perfection can vary drastically depending on who you ask. One person may say their idea of the perfect body is what is considered a "beach body"; flat abs, small round butt, toned thighs, overall, skinny, but toned. Another may say flat stomach, but thick in the butt and thighs... I could go on and on about the different descriptions of what I've heard from people describing their ideas of perfection.
My view of the perfect body used to be toned arms and legs and flat abs with a big butt and I wanted it! At my height of 5'4 and a half, if I had my old view of the perfect body I would weigh about 125-130lbs, my top pregnancy weights.
Another thing you may have noticed which happens to be my biggest, most prominent feature, along with my 'fro :-), is my birthmark. It's darker than my natural skin tone and it covers almost half my face. Imagine how that worked out for me in elementary and middle school! The way I was treated and made fun of sometimes by certain people made me grow into an insecure teenager, but I never wanted to have my birthmark covered or removed.I can honestly say that at this point in my life, I am very comfortable with my physical appearance, flaws and all. I'm a confident person. It most definitely did not happen overnight, it was and is a gradual process. Each individual has to follow their own journey to accept and love the way they are naturally. How I developed self-confidence may not work for everyone, but I'm hoping my personal journey inspires and encourages. These tips can apply to anyone, so if you're dealing with body image issues, take notes!